Study: Tai Chi on Psychological Well-Being: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

We know that physical activity and exercise are supposed to improve psychological health. However, the question has been what if any, effect Tai Chi has on stress, anxiety, depression and mood disturbance in eastern and western populations. read more

Study: Tai Chi Relieves Arthritis Pain, Improves Reach, Balance, Well-Being

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation's Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being. read more

Study: Tai Chi Reduces Pain and Improves Physical Function for People with Knee OA

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

Osteoarthritis (OA) refers to a clinical syndrome of joint pain accompanied by varying degrees of functional disability and impaired quality of life. The prevalence increases with age, and OA is one of the leading causes of pain and disability for the adult population worldwide (NICE 2008). read more

Tai Chi May Help Parkinson’s Sufferers to Increase Balance and Stability

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

People with Parkinson's disease usually have substantially impaired balance, leading to diminished functional ability and an increased risk of falling. Although exercise is routinely encouraged by health care providers, few programs have been proven effective. read more

Tai Chi Increases Brain Size, Benefits Cognition in Randomized Controlled Trial of Chinese Elderly

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an article published June 19 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. read more

Study: Tai Chi Seen to Boost Immune System Response in Older Adults

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

A study was carried out in 2007 to evaluate the effects of Tai Chi on resting and vaccine-stimulated levels of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) to varicella zoster virus (VZV), and on health functioning in older adults. read more

Study: Tai Chi May Benefit People with Heart Failure

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

Tai chi exercise may improve quality of life, mood, and exercise self-efficacy (belief in one’s own abilities) in people with chronic heart failure, according to a 2011 study funded in part by NCCAM.

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Study: Tai Chi Exercises Improve Type 2 Diabetes Control

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

Regular Tai Chi Chuan exercise improves T cell helper function of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with an increase in T-bet transcription factor and IL-12 production.
Tai Chi exercises can improve the control of type 2 diabetes, suggests a small study. The research team assessed the impact of a 12 week programme of Tai Chi exercises on the T helper cell activity of 30 patients with type 2 diabetes and 30 healthy people of the same age. read more

Senior Australians Could Definitely Benefit from Activities such as Tai Chi

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

A study recently published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport found that almost one-third of Australians aged over 65 engage in no leisure time physical activity at all. Furthermore, the researchers found that while a lot of Seniors engage in walking and similar aerobic activities, which are beneficial to heart health, very few (less than 3%) were doing enough to improve strength, coordination and balance. read more

Article - The Heat is On

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

This is a fantastic article by Michelle Bridges – Author and Biggest Loser trainer published in The Sunday Age Magazine, June 26 2011. It talks all about the reason why it's so important for us to warm up before exercise. read more

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